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Sustainable Agricultural Growth in Nepal: Challenges, Opportunities and Options

Sustainable agricultural growth is critical to ensure food and nutrition security in a country like Nepal. Agriculture still contributes about one-third to the country’s GDP and provides direct livelihood to two-thirds of its population. However, the agriculture sector faces several challenges in Nepal, which includes low productivity, high instability, shocks due to climate change, lack of adequate infrastructure and investment.  This conference is being organized to address the challenges and explore possible options for sustainable and accelerated agriculture growth. 

Special Event

Cairo Launch of IFPRI’s 2016 Global Food Policy Report

Speaker: Clemens Breisinger, Country Program Leader, IFPRI Egypt Panelists: Sherine Al-Shawarby, Professor and Vice Dean for Community Affairs and Environment Development, Faculty of Economics and Political Science / Cairo University Jacinto Fabiosa, Leader of the Trade and Investment Team, USAID/Egypt Magued Osman, CEO, The Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research (Baseera) & Editor and Lead Author of 2016 Egypt Human Development Report (HDR) Dorte Verner, Lead Agriculture Economist, World Bank Moderator: Fatma Abdelaziz, IFPRI Egypt

Policy Seminar

Supplying High-Quality Seeds and Traits to Smallholder Farmers: Policy and Investment Options for Developing-Country Seed Systems

Speakers: John C. Keyser, senior agriculture trade economist, the World Bank Saharah Moon Chapotin, deputy assistant to the administrator, USAID Bureau for Food Security Ido Verhagen, executive director, Access to Seeds Foundation Moderator: David Spielman, senior research fellow, IFPRI Chair: Mark Rosegrant, director of the   environment and production technology division, IFPRI

Special Event

Geneva Launch of IFPRI's 2016 Global Food Policy Report

Speakers: Shenggen Fan, director general, IFPRI Samuel Gayi, head, special unit on commodities, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)  Steve Godfrey, acting director general, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) Lee Ann Jackson, counsellor, agriculture and commodities division, World Trade Organization (WTO) Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, chief executive officer, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Special Event

Investing in Communities: Key to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Speakers: John Coonrod, executive vice president of The Hunger Project  Pierre Ferrari, president, Heifer International   Nancy Lee, deputy chief executive office, Millennium Challenge Corporation  Tewodaj Mogues, senior research fellow, IFPRI  Nancy E. Wilson, chief executive officer, Relief International  Moderator: Rajul Pandya-Lorch, head 2020 vision initiative and chief of staff, IFPRI

Special Event

Third Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development

GCARD3 (2015-2016) is the  third Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development. Organized by the  Global Forum on Agriculture Research  (GFAR) and  CGIAR, GCARD is a global conversation between the research community and civil society on the future…

Special Event

Launch of IFPRI's 2016 Global Food Policy Report

Speakers: Shenggen Fan, director general, IFPRI Janet Ranganathan, vice president for science and research, World Resources Institute (WRI) Maximo Torero, director of markets, trade and institutitions division, IFPRI Juergen Voegele, senior director, agriculture, The World Bank Beth Dunford, assistant to the administrator, deputy coordinator for development for Feed the Future